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A Jury of Her Peers

USA, 1980 (MIFF 1981)

Director: Sally Heckel

A farm woman in 1905 rural America is accused of murdering her husband and arrested Two women, her neighbors, discover evidence that will incriminate her. They must decide whether or not to reveal it.

"For me the most singular, surprising and rewarding film of this section of the festival was a short. A Jury of Her Peers directed by Sally Heckel. It is based on a short story written in 1917 by Susan Glaspell, but in its own right as a film it is a masterpiece of the short story form."

David Robinson The Times

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